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Forging a Shackle.

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rope. Some little care should be exercised in gauging the length.
For an 'inch' shackle, made out of round bar one inch in
diameter, a length of fourteen inches would be required. This

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bar is set down to the form at B, by using the set hammer and
bottom swage &. Two heats, one for each end, are required for
this purpose. Another heat for each end enables us to make a